The Twin-Spotted Spiketail resides and stays relatively close to some sort of aquatic environment due to its life cycle which in the early stages requires a water source.

These aquatic environments can include: (Dunn 1996)
- temporary and permanent pools
- marshes
- swamps
- ponds
- lakes
- streams
- rivers

Also, the male Twin-Spotted Spiketail is very territorial and will travel large distances near its water source. It patrols these large areas for food, as well as to maintain its territory by keeping  other males out of its territory. While looking for food and protecting their territory, they follow an established route along the shore of their water source, flying from stone to stone.  These males have even been known to patrol there territory from about 9am to dusk. (Dunkle 2000)